Pharmacy Technicians

GP practice technicians work within a multidisciplinary team of healthcare professionals, based within a GP practice, and support the delivery of safe, effective and efficient systems for medicines optimisation, repeat prescribing, reducing medicine waste and maximising patient outcomes. 

GP practice pharmacy technicians work under the supervision of a pharmacist and are registered healthcare professionals that are responsible and accountable for their own accurate and safe practice. They can support the practice team in all aspects of practice based prescribing and effective administration,  providing medication reviews and achieving Quality and Outcomes Framework targets.

Key Information

Scope of Practice

  • Supports SMRs 
  • Counsels patients on medicines 
  • Manages prescriptions 
  • Conducts medicines reconciliation 
  • Conducts medicines audits 

Training Requirements

Registered with the General Pharmaceutical Council (GPhC)

Enrolled in or qualified from an approved training programme that meets the National Competency Framework for Primary Care Pharmacy Technicians or, for example, Primary care pharmacy education pathway (PCPEP).


Qualified Pharmacy Technicians are reimbursable under the ARRS scheme

Pre-registration Trainee Pharmacy Technicians are not reimbursible under the ARRS scheme. There is funding available for primary care employers who wish to work in partnership with an Acute Trust or Community Pharmacy to host a Trainee Pharmacy Technician. Funding goes towards salary contribution and training. More information can be found at HEE PTPT Workforce Expansion Scheme.

Please note that the most recent cohort closed on 31st March 2023 but further funded places are expected to be announced soon – for more information please contact DTH Pharmacy Lead David Bearman

Supervision Requirements

Supervision can be carried out monthly by a pharmacist or GP.

Devon Training Hub have recently produced a summary guide covering the supervision of all roles including GPs, Nurses, Non-Medical Prescribers, Advanced Practitioners and new roles funded through the ARRS scheme.

The guide contains the latest information on supervision requirements for each role, which team members of the team can supervise them,  & details of training requirements & CPD opportunities for supervisors.

Devon Training Hub Offers

You will find multiple training opportunities on our website.

For information on Communities of Practice / Peer Learning Groups in Devon & the South West please contact Devon Training Hub directly or see our DTH Guide to ARRS Community of Practice.

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